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Sunday, March 14, 2010 8:36:41 AM (IST)  

Bangalore : Godman Admits Actress ‘Served’ him

Bangalore : Godman Admits Actress ‘Served’ him

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  • Bangalore, Mar 14:  Self-styled godman Nityananda Swami, who was caught in sleazy video footage, on Saturday said the video was morphed and manipulated to misrepresent his personal life but did not deny his images with actress Ranjita in the film.

    "There is a lot of misrepresentation, manipulation, conspiracy and morphing. We are working which part is recorded in a conspired way, which part is morphed, which part is misrepresented," Swami told Times Now news channel.

    He said the girl in the video was his devotee and she was taking care of him when he was ill.

    "She was serving me for a long time. She was volunteering and serving me and taking care of me when I was sick for a long time. There is no denying that she was, she is and she will remain a devotee," he said.

    He said he became sick last December, when the actress volunteered and served him. He was physically unwell and was "consciously in a deep samadhi", he said.

    Swami, who has been slapped with cases of cheating after the video footage came to light on March eight, said the video will be sent to experts to find out the portions morphed in it.

    "I believe I do not have any lust. 100 per cent I am sure that I do not have any need for other person," Swami, who is currently in Haridwar, said.

    He said the video has been misrepresented by an on-looker.

    Business Badly Hit !

    Bangalore, Mar 13 (DHNS): Self-styled godman Paramahamsa Nithyananda’s source of funds in the United States - Life Bliss Foundation, which masquerades as a spiritual organisation - has been badly hit after videos showing him having sex with a woman went public on March 2. 


    Consequently, some of Nithyananda’s principal associates in the US, men who ran Life Bliss Foundation and some other associated organisations have also disappeared from public view and are at present lying low. Life Bliss Foundation is described in its website as “part of a worldwide movement for meditation and healing.”

    After March 2, an important fallout of the sex scandal involving the 33-year-old self-styled godman was that several of his devotees quit the ashrams in Tamil Nadu and Bangalore.
    The Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam’s so-called spiritual and healing programmes have been discontinued and online purchase of products, typically “energised by the Master”, at website is not possible because the link has stopped working. Besides, on March 11, online purchases could not be made because the website said “PayPal transactions have been removed now due to technical reasons.”

    Energised jewellery

    Bracelets made of rudrakasha beads, described on the website as ‘energised jewellery’, are priced at $12, two ‘lotus seed malas’ are priced at $25, banyan leaves cost $35, a pure silver ‘guru puja’ set costs $550, a copy of a statue of Patanjali, described as ‘father of yoga’, costs $2,430, an antique Vishnu statue is priced at $882, a 36-inch Radha-Krishna marble statue costs $2,880, a ‘baby Buddha on lotus’ costs $18. There are, of course, more such items the online store sells in the name of ‘Nithyananda sacred arts.’

    What is, however, interesting is that some of Nithyananda’s programmes to “experience living enlightenment” have been postponed or discontinued until further notice. One such programme, “Inner Awakening”, which costs $6,000, has been postponed till July. It was to be held at the Kallugopahalli ashram near here. When contacted, programme administrator Nithya Yogeshwari said: “It has been postponed because of the unwanted situation.”

    Likewise, the fate of the Life Bliss Programme, that is to be held at the Nithyananda Vedic Temple on April 24 and 25 in Delaware, Ohio, is unknown since online payments to register for it cannot be made.

    The events page for the so-called Yogam 2010 tour, that were to be conducted by one Nithya Sadhananda, alias Dhanasekharan, one of Nithyananda’s closest confidantes, has turned blank.

    Besides, the web pages displaying the programme schedules of Nithyananda’s two spiritual heads, Bhaktananda and Medhananda, contain no listings. When contacted over phone, Medhananda said he was no longer vice-president of the International Vedic Hindu University in Orlando, Florida. Refusing to say what his present position in the Nithyananda order was, Medhananda, who lives in California, hurriedly disconnected the line.


    Comments on this article
    Anush, Udupi
    Thursday, March 18, 2010

    God cannot see everyone. So, he has kept hidden cameras wherever needed.

    XAVIER D'SOUZA, MANGALORE
    Monday, March 15, 2010

    THE WORLD IS CHANGING SO RAPIDLY THAT USING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY ONE CAN MAKE VIDEO BY EDITING ETC.. WE SHOULD WAIT FOR THE TRUTH AND ONLY THEN WE SHOULD START COMMENTING.....

    Ronald D. Machado, Udyavara, Sharjah
    Monday, March 15, 2010

    I some what agree with Mr. Selvaraju, Bengaluru. Vested interest, jealousy is main cause for this hangama.

    Abdul wahab, Riyadh
    Monday, March 15, 2010

    YE Public hai ye sab jaanti yeh public hai,,, Andar kya hai aur bahar kar kya hai yeh sab kuch jaan ti hai ye Public hai swami

    Vicca, Mangalore
    Monday, March 15, 2010

    'Enjoy the Apple, don't count the Tree"

    Valerian D'sa, Pakshikere/KSA
    Monday, March 15, 2010

    I agree with Mr. Gireesh Shetty's comments. Well said Mr. Gireesh, I don't think he has done any crime/illegal.
    Thanks to Mr. Shanawaz kukkikatte for his matured comments.

    iqbal, bangalore
    Monday, March 15, 2010

    shahnawaz kukkikatte, dubai/udipi..
    we have also example of married scholars involved in case of rape and child molestation cases..hope u also studided in madarasa and u may better than any one. and dnt need any extra example of maried mullas s behaviour with children of madarasa.

    Nadeem Hameed, karkala/UAE
    Sunday, March 14, 2010

    Mr shahnawaz kukkikatte....the point here is not about forgiving or forgetting..the swami had certain commitment towards his devotees..and with commitment, comes responsibility.Being in a position where you are trusted and followed by many people, one cannot just enjoy his own will..He is a culprit, not only because he had sexual pleasure with women, but also for cheating his devotees who trusted him and changing their perspective about swamis.....

    Stephen, Mumbai
    Sunday, March 14, 2010

    This is the best example - believing everything in BABA, GURU so on. rather than the "Creator" is the biggest disaster. This kind of Seva is a devils work (both people). let us not waste our time & money for such Seva`s.There are lot of needy people around us let us help them that is the real Seva.

    Laxman, Mangalore
    Sunday, March 14, 2010

    This Swamiji has brought shame to all of us by his disgraceful act. His followers especially women are equally responsible for getting associated with the corrupt Swami & his group. Now a day, it has become a life style for high profile people to go after Swamijies in search of great Guru and these people have been exploited. Seeing these people, other ignorant, weak minded people also follow. This has become continuous process and people have been cheated by this group by extorting money in a corrupt way..

    Hats of to TV channel for exposing the Swami and his disgraceful act by using the driver. This story has become an eye opener & this episode will prevent other corrupt Sawmijies, priests and clergies of all the religion in doing these acts in the future.

    Daniel, Mangalore
    Sunday, March 14, 2010

    Why are breaking our heads for the sake of this so called Swami.
    There are still more worse swami then these.
    First of all we shouldnt supprot these guys.Our people only go near them to ask favours.Let us stop that first.

    A.S.Mathew, U.S.A.
    Sunday, March 14, 2010

    " I believe I do not have any lust"
    The biggest lie no 1. Even if
    he is eating grass every day,
    he will be having lust of the flesh.

    Now, in a new outfit, he is trying
    to fool a few other people. When
    we put fallible human beings in
    God's throne
    whosoever they might be, we are
    making the biggest mistake. He
    can tell " I do believe I do not
    have lust" after passing his 80th
    birth day, and at that point, there
    might be some truth in it.

    Bruno DSouza, Udupi/ Dubai
    Sunday, March 14, 2010

    Shahnawaz kukkikatte, point noted but in any religion, celibacy is a freely chosen state of being unmarried and practicing sexual abstinence. Otherwise anyone could be godly that is why Gogi/Sadhu/priest/monk are supposed to make a difference by resisting the temptations that are offered by the nature.

    Najam Batrekere, Bajpe
    Sunday, March 14, 2010

    'Falsehood is (by its nature) bound to perish'

    Selvaraju, Bengaluru
    Sunday, March 14, 2010

    I don't understand why people are behind Sri Nityananda swamiji...what wrong he has done to them?. I was a frequent visitor to Nityananda ashram in bengaluru and I was well aware of his association with many women who were the devotees of swamiji. He never spoke against sexual relationships in his spiritual teachings. He had strong sexual & spiritual bonding with many women with their own consent. They witnessed healing through yoga & Seva to Swamiji.
    Swamiji never mixed his spiritual life with personal life. Most of his spiritual programmes on Yoga and life enlightenment were based on basic instints and people had welcomed them with great respect. But now how come people blame swamiji with sex allegations. Nobody has a right to interfere in his personal life. Whatever Seva he was received was volunteered by women and was necessary for swamijis meditation.

    Koragappa, Udupi
    Sunday, March 14, 2010

    WHy should this swami afraid of anyone. As many believes that he has some supernatural power, let him come out from hiding and spray "Ash" ( mathrisida boodi) to the police force and make them motionless to prevent them from arresting him. Or spray water to the media to make them speak in favour of him... This is a lucky chance to this swami to prove his super natural power.. Why his manthra Tanthra not working now??

    Depa Naiker, Puthur
    Sunday, March 14, 2010

    Nityananda Swami is totally innocent. He never came to your door step and demanded you to make him swami. The only mistake he did is, growing lengthy hair and wrapping himself in Kavi .So the general Public must be held responsible for giving unwanted publicity and such revered place in the society.

    Those who are ashamed of surrendering to god and praying him, goes after such swamis for fulfillment of their wish in a short cut way. As long as there are such peoples , the Swami avathara will continue to appear. "Sambhavami Yughe Yughe.."


    vishu, udupi
    Sunday, March 14, 2010

    In case this Swami and Kasab are trying to prove that they are innocent by any angle, that will be the record breaking blunder whole world has seen the ugly works of these two culprits!!!!!

    yousuf, Ganguli - Qatif - KSA
    Sunday, March 14, 2010

    Mr. Shahnawaz kukkikatte, You posed a million dollar point.

    madav nayak, udupi
    Sunday, March 14, 2010

    No matter what or how many times we are cheated we will still follow some other SWAMI.I cannot understand how can a human have powers of God.He can be a teacher of good principals but never can be worshiped or pampered ( so called offering SEVA). And he needs SEVA from an actress.Mindblowing!!!!!!!!Didnt He get A poor person so that he /she could have earned a living by offering him SEVA. It is indeed what we are following right from our ancestors.This will never change another Swami will arise from some where.

    WAKE UP GUYS DONT MAKE OUR CULTURE A LAUGHING STOCK FOR OTHERS. This is what is happening in all our Hermitages.We are to be blamed for giving importance to some of these black magicians who have the knack of HIPNOTISING Stupid people of our society.All these So called SWAMIS are just enjoying life at our stupid costs.He Just have to act to be a swami, hipnotise stupid people,enjoy all luxouries of life including haveing good time with high profiled women who want to offer SEVA. Nice proffesion.


    B N Devaraj, Mangalore/sharjah
    Sunday, March 14, 2010

    Very nice comment..............

    Peter, Brahmavar/Sharjah
    Sunday, March 14, 2010

    As per religious beliefs Swami is wrong. As per law he has not done any wrong.I agree wiht Mr. Gireesh shetty- Dubai comments.

    Rekha, Mangalore
    Sunday, March 14, 2010

    Gireesh having sex with a Major is not a Crime. But calling him a Swamy and having Sex is a Crime. You should also know this very well. This is cheating Women. So having Sex in a position of Swamy is a Crime. But we cannot blame Swamy only. Women who agree for such acts also should be punished.



    mohan h naik, Mangaluru
    Sunday, March 14, 2010

    Dear Girish Shetty , he has RAPED the "BELIEF", that was bestowed on him by the PEOPLE.In simple term its called "Cheating".
    Going one step ahead, he has slaughtered/disgraced the very concept of"Guru".

    anamika, Mangalore
    Sunday, March 14, 2010

    This dong swami felt the heat now. He openly admits that his business is hit by his new avatar. It's not a crime in India to have consensual sex. But sex with a married woman is a crime indeed. I don't know in which vedas and puranas, it's permissible to have intimate moments with someone else's wife ( the actress is married). Mr. Swami stop this bakwas and come out from your ashram to have a decent married life. Live like a gentleman by handwork rather than depending on innocents trust and faith. Your such type of third class tricks will no more succeed. Before the mass make you "Jeevantha Samadhi" come out from your bogus samadhi..

    Helen, Mangalore
    Sunday, March 14, 2010

    Godman needs Actresses to serve them. Why no Ordinary person can serve them ? This is the ? mark. We know what Actresses are ? I think RANJITHA wanted Nityanand to bless her and Nityanand blessed her very well.

    Sourya Prakasha, Permude
    Sunday, March 14, 2010

    Do not label RANJITA a innocent girl !!
    Either she is Maha superstitious or Service (Seva) provider!

    Gireesh Shetty, Mangalore/ Dubai
    Sunday, March 14, 2010

    Whatever the Swamiji deseves, he got it from the public. No one will believe him anymore. For the moment talking inlegal point of view Swamiji hasenst done any crime. Having sex with a legally major (18 ) is not a crime. HE also cannot be booked for filming as the world know's he would not film his own act. I do not think that he cheated any people by compelling them.

     It was peoples stupidity to belive him. The only case would be if some one comes across and says he raped them. So i guess its enough for a life time for him to go into hiding. Dear people, Please forget him. He might be fed up eating north indian food in haridwar. Let him come south to his home town and eat Chettinaad Style.


    Sangeeta, Mangalore
    Sunday, March 14, 2010

    Swami is worried now and says his Business is badly hit. First of all Public came to know what Buisness Swami is doing. Now forget about Buisness and be ready to go behind the BARS. Calling innocent Girls and telling them to do your SEVA is Business or what ? Nice Buisness Swamy you are doing. Keep itb up.

    Roshan, Mangalore
    Sunday, March 14, 2010

    Prostituion is not a crime when it happens under the patronage of Godman, that is serving. So, prostitues, please put a board outside your shop, indicating all your customer on enterring the shop are your Godman. Simple, no legal hassels and moreover no harrasment from police.

    Rama Suvarna, Malpe
    Sunday, March 14, 2010

    What Nityananda swamy said is all rubbish. Because now a days you can easily put blame on technology to cover your misdeeds. Video or picture Morphing can easily be identified in review. But in this particular video there is not even a slightest clue of morphing. This fraud swamy is just lying. Take this swamy in custody...give him police treatment...see how the truth will come out...

    R Sequeira, Mangalore/UK
    Sunday, March 14, 2010

    This Nithyananda says, he has done "research" in many fields in the video. I just want to know, whether they have been cleared by the ethical committee, what research methodologies he used, have they been peer reviewed, or have been published in any journals? Writing books is not research, its an art. He does not know the meaning of research and is talking senseless, to fool the aam aadmi. No words can describe him and comparing him to any animal would be cruelty to it.

    sanora scorpion, karkala
    Sunday, March 14, 2010

    Send him for Narco Test....

    Ronald D, Udupi
    Saturday, March 13, 2010

    'It is easy to find GOD than the hidden camera' Easy profession to fool and enjoy life!!

    Hamid, Mangalore - KSA
    Saturday, March 13, 2010

    Swamiji said on his telecast, he doesn’t know anything because that time he was in “consciously in a deep Samadhi”. If he was in deep Samadhi how he can watch TV, he was watching TV that time. Joker

    shahnawaz kukkikatte, dubai/udipi
    Saturday, March 13, 2010

    Sex is a part of naturte and no creations can go against nature. Please forgive this human being. He cant be Godly. He is like anyone of us who has his own weaknesses and strengths. But trusted followers were saddened by his drama of projecting himself as Godman. Human beings cant be Gods and all human beings are deficents. Please forgive him. God fogives those who forgive others. Its high time that we remove such restrictions on those who hold religious positions. Let them be part of nature and enjoy life in a way prescribed by God.

    Dsouza Rakesh, Mangalore
    Saturday, March 13, 2010

    Hello Swami, do u think public is a fool to believe what you say?, the video clipping tells everything.....!

    M Ashraf , Mangalore / Dubai
    Saturday, March 13, 2010

    Thief never accept that he is thief!!!. This Godman atleast honest, accepted the truth!!!!!!. We all should wish him to have a married life.

    Dev, Mangalore
    Saturday, March 13, 2010

    The Swamy who cannot heal himself, how can anybody expect him to heal others? He is now claiming he was in 'samadhi' or not concious, but by looking at the video we can make out his antics clearly showed he was well aware of his surroundings & situations-it was pure lust-aided by pills & kashayas to enahance his libido.

    They first claimed he wasn't the person in the video-now he claims he was in the video, but all other indigestible acts are not performed by him! Swami-there is a limit for fooling people-enough is enough-please stop this drama & let all 'Asthiks' to find their own way to attain 'moksha'- instead of taking them for a ride & minting more money for self in the name of Dhyana & Healing.


     
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